Tom Daley won Olympic bronze at the London Aquatics Centre ©Getty Images

Tickets for next year's European Aquatics Championships in London are due to go on general sale tomorrow (Tuesday) after nearly 10,000 were snapped up during a pre-sale window.

The Championships will be held between May 9-22 at the London Aquatics Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with swimming, diving and synchronised swimming on the programme.

Olympic bronze medal winning diver Tom Daley and three-time world champion swimmer Adam Peaty have thrown their support behind the event, particularly after the pre-sale success which saw tickets sold to specially selected fans of aquatic sports.

In all, 51,000 tickets will be available for fans.

The venue is special to both Daley and Peatey with the former claiming his Olympic 10 metre platform bronze on the boards at London in 2012 while Peaty smashed a new world record of 57.92 seconds in the pool in the 100m breaststroke back in April.

Both also achieved success at the 2015 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Kazan last month with Daley winning team event gold with Rebecca Gallantree and 10m platform bronze, while Peaty scooped gold in the 50m and 100m breaststroke events as well as in the mixed 4x100m medley relay.

Adam Peaty broke the 100m breastsroke world record in London
Adam Peaty broke the 100m breastsroke world record in London ©Getty Images

“To compete at a European Championships in London, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, is going to be very special for me," said Daley.

"I train at the London Aquatics Centre every day, and love competing there.

“It was great diving in London at the World Series leg back in May, that competition set me up well for the World Championships."

Peatey added: “The past two years have been incredible and I am very excited about the opportunity to return to European action on home soil ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

“I have great memories of the London Aquatics Centre after breaking the 100m breaststroke world record there in April ahead of the World Championships in Kazan, and I am absolutely delighted with what I achieved there.

“I'm really excited about next year and the prospect that my closest rivals will be chasing me.

"I am going to continue working hard during the winter to ensure that I'm in the best shape possible to compete in front of a home crowd in London and then at my first Olympic Games."

More than 900 athletes are expected to compete at the first European Aquatics Championships to be held in the UK since 1993.

Tickets will be available to buy here.

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